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Join the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program

Have you ever wanted to teach someone else to knit or crochet? Maybe you have, but want to improve your teaching methods. Either way, we know you can do it!  If you need a boost, check out the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program!  

The Certified Instructors Program is a great way to gain the confidence and skills to teach others and build the stitching community in your city.  

The Certified Instructors Program equips people with the tools to share their passion for knit and crochet with others and to “Stitch it Forward”. The program offers many benefits to students, including increased confidence in their crochet or knitting skills and the ability to convey these skills to others.  

As a CIP student, you’ll have exclusive access to the CIP Student and Graduate 
Facebook page, where you can collaborate with other CIP students and graduates. 

The program has been around since 1982. More than 15,000 students have completed the course. They have gone on to teach in retail stores, adult education programs, as well as share their knowledge with their friends, family and others in their community.  

Here are some fast facts about the program: 

  • It’s offered via correspondence and occasionally as an on-site course 
  • Work with a nationally recognized Master Teacher  
  • Complete teaching hours to prove your proficiency 
  • The correspondence course is divided into Level I and Level II 
  • Students have six months to complete each level of the correspondence program 

For the on-site course, there are 15 hours of class time held over a series of days at the 
Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the curriculum covers both levels I and II. 

Take the next step and “Stitch it Forward” by enrolling today! 

Visit the Craft Yarn Council website for more information.

Join the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program

Join the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program